We are a Community Charity based in Clitheroe serving the Ribble Valley bringing you great music to just enjoy or hopefully participate in.

Projects

All the Club Activities
Home     /
BACK

RV Jazz Big Band

The band are working towards meeting under the government's DCMS rehearsal and performance guidance for Covid safe playing. Our thorough risk assessment has been give the thumbs up by our hosts Clitheroe United Reformed Church. Volunteers are now in place to welcome back those band members who wish to explore playing together - to a socially distanced mode of rehearsal - watch this space for more news.

We want to bring together musicians who:

  • want to broaden their musical skills & experience in a big band format, or
  • want to share their talent with others.


Skill Sharing will be a focus for a new Big Band. Younger & older musicians will learn from each other, and build confidence & technique before getting a real buzz out performing for live audiences.

Paul Rigby is our Big Band Project leader. Paul has a massive reputation for developing jazz talent in the North West. He’s happy to welcome more musicians, irrespective of age, musical background, or choice of instrument. Rhythm, reeds or brass, a Ribble Valley Big Band will give a life changing experience to musicians! One key point though... more trumpeters & trombonists are needed to make the rhythm and reed sections happy.

Due to the current restrictions we can't get together for rehearsal sessions but we can still practice online through our Zoom account.

CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR
…………………………………………………….
The Ribble Valley Jazz Big Band has vacancies for two (possibly three) trombone players. You will need to be a bass clef reader.
We also need a bass player; either double bass with amplification or electric bass. Again you will need to be a bass clef reader.
If you think you can help us please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
………………………………………………………

Fill in a downloadable registration form here and return to Geoff Jackson, 11 Windsor Avenue, Clitheroe, BB7 2QQ - or email it to geoff@rvjazzandblues.co.uk or phone on 07870 908159.

Also please spread the word and share this info with your friends or anyone who could be interested.